An experimental investigation was conducted to obtain accurate data from two three-legged spacecraft landing systems for purposes of validating current and future computer programs for legged landers. Two landing-gear systems were investigated: an inverted tripod system and a cantilever system. Tests were conducted for eight landing conditions chosen to obtain stability data, maximum loads, and maximum strokes for correlation with analytical results. Data from the two models are not directly comparable because of geometry and mass differences, but both are considered to be typical models of the respective landing-gear systems. Results indicate that maximum accelerations for both models, which occurred during a nearly flat landing on a horizontal surface, were nearly the same (approximately minus 18g). Maximum primary strut forces occurred for landings into a 20 deg slope and were 40 kiloNewtons (9000 lbf) and 47 kiloNewtons (10 500 lbf) for the inverted tripod and cantilever models, respectively; and maximum primary strut strokes for both models were 19 cm (7.4 in.). The inverted tripod model was slightly more stable than the cantilever model because of a larger ratio of footpad radius to center-of-gravity height.